Water is taught by thirst. Some reflections on the bodily self


Starting from a verse by Emily Dickinson, this work proposes a reflection on the body self understood as a continuous and bidirectional exchange between body and mind, based on the feeling of authenticity and vitality of being. The focus is on the manifestations of conflict and rupture of this dialogue, which lead to a dissociation body-mind, a real fracture inside of the person. The thoughts of Freud, Bion, Ferrari and Ciocca accompany the writing, which also makes use of a brief clinical example.

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